Category Planning Manager

West of London
c.£36,000 + benefits
02 Mar 2012
02 Apr 2012
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Brand Management
Contract Type
Full Time


Category Planning Manager  /  £36,000 + benefits  /  Greater London  /  TL882139

As Category Planning Manager for this major blue chip FMCG manufacturer, you will be responsible for building category partnerships with major customers within the high street channel.   You will develop category plans, implement promotional plans, increase distribution points, support range reviews, implement major merchandising objectives, as well as build successful brands & a strong pipeline of incremental NPD. 

Our Ideal Candidate

Food experience is a distinct advantage, although not mandatory, as is UK experience.  With a background that might include trade/category marketing, space planning or shopper/market insight, you’ll have a good understanding of marketing & brand issues including POS & in-store promotions.  You will be highly experienced in terms of range reviews, as well as developing trade sells for new listings & distribution increases.  You’ll be a strong analytical thinker, able to analyse data quickly & accurately, turning it into clear business recommendations.  Strong communications skills are key, as is the ability to work under pressure, often to tight timetables. 

Client Profile

Our client is a major FMCG manufacturer within the snack food sector & is building on it’s success with a strategy of profitable branded growth & investment in priority brands & key markets.  Boasting an impressive portfolio of some of the nations best loved brands, our client is a seriously fast paced business, with a commercial edge.


Tarsh Lazare is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates. We are a leading name in marketing recruitment and have significant marketing recruitment experience working with brand management, communications, category management and insight / research specialists. If you would like to discuss this role, or any other roles that might be suitable, please e-mail or call one of the team now on 020 7566 9890.